Leading professional services firms have already been swamped with graduate applications for 2012.
Ernst & Young has received more than 3,200 applications for fewer than 800 jobs; in practice, and allowing for interns from summer 2011 already offered positions, there are only between 480 and 560 jobs available.
At KPMG they have received 7,200 applications . . . → Read More: Competition for jobs in professional services
PwC received 5,877 applications for the places, amounting to a 446% increase in applications to the spring entry on 2009 applications, and a 192% increase on last year. . . . → Read More: Increased Competition for places at PwC
Professor Peter Hawkins, a graduate employment expert at Liverpool University, has said that work experience is now “absolutely crucial” for young people. He describes a degree as “no longer a meal ticket to people’s future – it’s merely a licence to hunt.” . . . → Read More: Is some work experience more equal than others?
The pwc five-day residential talent academy aims to develop the employability skills of students early on in their degree. . . . → Read More: pwc talent academy success story